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    SubjectRe: AppArmor FAQ
    Karl MacMillan <> writes:

    > No - the real fix is to change the applications or to run under a policy
    > that confines all applications. Most of the problems with resolv.conf,
    > mtab, etc. stem from admin processes (e.g., editors or shell scripts)
    > all running under the same unconfined domain.
    > In some cases applications need modification as only the application has
    > enough information to determine the correct label. Usually this means
    > preserving labels from input files or separating the output into
    > distinct directories so type transitions or label inheritance will work.
    > restorecond is just a hack not a requirement or a sign that something is
    > wrong with the model. That is why it is a userspace application and not
    > integrated into the kernel mechanism.

    You nicely show one of the major disadvantages of the label model vs the path
    model here: it requires modification of a lot of applications.

    Maybe John can borrow your statement for new versions of his FAQ @)

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